Her Benny (Illustrated) by Silas K. Hocking

Her Benny (Illustrated)

bySilas K. Hocking

Kobo ebook | July 27, 2013

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HER BENNY.
A STORY OF STREET LIFE.

Author Preface:

My pastoral work, during a three years' residence in Liverpool, called me frequently into some of the poorest neighbourhoods of that town, where I became acquainted with some of the originals of this story. It was not until I had seen the little Arabs of the streets in their homes—if such haunts of wretchedness be worthy of that name—that I felt that interest in, and sympathy for them, that I have experienced ever since. Getting to know them in their homes, I was glad to stop and speak to them in the streets, and give them a word of sympathy and encouragement. They are not all bad, as many people seem to think. Many of them try hard to earn an honest living, though they find it a difficult matter, especially when at home they receive no encouragement, while in the streets temptation is being continually put in their way by those of whom "Perks" so justly complained.
The grouping of the characters that figure in the story is purely fictitious, but not the characters themselves. Benny and little Nell, Perks and Joe Wrag, Granny and Eva Lawrence, are drawn from life. I knew them well. Some of them are alive to-day, others have gone to their rest.
For the interest my little story has awakened in both old and young, in its serial form, I am rejoiced and thankful; and if, in the more permanent and attractive style it now assumes, it shall awaken any sympathy for the poor little waifs of our streets, I shall have my reward.
SILAS K. HOCKING.

CONTENTS

I.    BROTHER AND SISTER
II.    ADDLER'S HALL
III.    ROUGHING IT
IV.    A FRIEND IN NEED
V.    "O DEATH! WHAT DOST THOU MEAN?"
VI.    IN WHICH BENNY MAKES A DISCOVERY
VII.    TWO VISITS
VIII.    IN WHICH JOE WRAG HAS A VISION
IX.    TEMPTED
X.    IN THE WOODS
XI.    BENNY PRAYS
XII.    FADING AWAY
XIII.    THE TIDE TURNS
XIV.    A GLIMPSE OF PARADISE
XV.    A TERRIBLE ALTERNATIVE
XVI.    AN EXPERIMENT
XVII.    PERKS AGAIN
XVIII.    ADRIFT
XIX.    THE BORDER-LAND
XX.    LIFE AT THE FARM
XXI.    AN ACCIDENT
XXII.    RECOGNITION
XXIII.    THE QUESTION SETTLED
XXIV.    THE REWARD OF WELL-DOING

Title:Her Benny (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 27, 2013Publisher:Lost Leaf PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006561401

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